Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 23 Oct

Here’s a roundup of this week’s top stories concerning women across the world.

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Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women. Leading with streaks of accomplishments and standing up against injustices, let’s enlighten ourselves with this week’s top stories concerning women. From Liz Truss’s resignation to the released convicts of the Bilkis Bano case, let’s have a look.

1. Meghan Markle shows her support for Iranian women by donning a suggestive t-shirt

Many celebrities have lent their support to the women and men who have been protesting on the streets and risking their lives in Iran as a result of the ongoing crisis there, where women have been fighting for their rights against what is being called an “autocratic” regime. Meghan Markle was spotted earlier this week showing support for the courageous Iranian women who are routinely detained. She was captured on camera sporting a black t-shirt with the Farsi words “women, life, freedom” printed on it. In Los Angeles, the Duchess of Sussex attended the Women@Spotify event while sporting the t-shirt. The 41-year-old was seen attending the event alongside Iranian executives Ashley Momtaheni, executive vice president of global communications at Archewell, and president Mandana Dayani.

2. Meet the benevolent ladies of India in 2022

Rohini Nilekani gave 120 crores as part of her efforts to advance society in the fiscal year FY 21–22. According to the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022, she thereby earned the title of the most generous lady in India for the year. The author/writer Rohini Nilekani was ranked twelfth overall on the list of philanthropists. Leena Gandhi Tewari of USV, who donated 21 crores to charitable purposes, comes in second place behind Rohini. Thermax’s Anu Aga and family ranked third among India’s most giving ladies with a donation of 20 crores.

3. SP, collector, civic head, district judge—Women hold important positions in Parbhani

In Parbhani, the proportion of women in positions of power has increased. The most recent in this series was the appointment of R Ragasudha, an IPS officer, as the district’s superintendent of police (SP) on Thursday. The primary district and session judge, district collector, municipal commissioner, and special police officer for Parbhani are all female. The district also has a female MLA and a female Rajya Sabha MP.

4. The London council will provide free e-cigarettes to pregnant women

To prevent people from spending money on cigarettes, a south London borough will give pregnant women free vapes. According to Lambeth Council, its “stop smoking” service would help parents save £2,000 annually, money that would otherwise be used to buy tobacco. The NHS stated that patches and gum are preferable over e-cigarettes because there hasn’t been much study done on their safety during pregnancy. According to the council, e-cigarette use can assist women in quitting smoking. According to a council spokesman, smoking during pregnancy is the main risk factor for adverse delivery outcomes, such as stillbirth, miscarriage, and preterm birth. According to data, pregnant women from low-income households are far more likely to smoke.

5. In Rivers, GPF Nigeria empowers 100 women and youth

In order to reduce violence and promote harmony among the many communities in the area, the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Nigeria has started an intervention program in Etche Local Government Area in Rivers State. In order to lessen youth vulnerability to cultism and other social vices, the initiative would also promote the economic activities of at least 1000 women and youth in the LGA.

6. Convicts released after Central Govt Approval in Bilkis Bano Gangrape Case

According to LiveLaw, the 11 rapists found guilty in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case were granted an early release by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. According to the affidavit that the Gujarat government submitted to the Supreme Court, the SP, CBI, SCB, Mumbai, and Special Judge (CBI) Mumbai challenged the commuted sentences of the convicts. “The offenders had completed 14+ years in prison,” the state administration informed the court, “and the Central government expressed the concurrence/approval for their remission.” On March 3, 2002, during the post-Godhra riots, a pregnant Bilkis was gang-raped, and her three-year-old daughter Saleha was one of 14 people who were killed by a mob. On August 15 of this year, the prisoners were released from their life sentences.

7. Jyothi Yarraji Wins Gold In Women’s 100m Hurdles And Breaks American Record

At the National Open Athletics Championship 2022, Jyothi Yarraji earned a gold medal and set a new record for the country. Yarraji set a record for the women’s 100-meter hurdles by finishing in less than 13 seconds for the first time ever. When the athlete ran the 100-meter hurdles in 12.82 seconds, she broke her own national record. Jyothi Yarraji broke the 100-meter hurdles national record for India for the fourth time this year. Because of the wind and other considerations, she was repeatedly refused the national record.

8. Liz Truss leaves her post as prime minister

During Liz Truss’ first week in office, a costly scheme to regulate home energy costs was presented in response to the Russia-Ukraine war’s impact on price increases. Liz Truss announced her resignation as prime minister of the United Kingdom 45 days after assuming office at 10 Downing Street, ushering in a major shift in British politics. Her shortest stint in British political history was marked by a number of detours and twists. Following yesterday night’s dramatic events in the House of Commons around a vote on fracking, she announced her resignation. After that, Liz Truss’ resignation was increasingly demanded. According to Liz, a leadership election will take place and be completed within the next week.

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Written by Marya

Loves reading, critiquing and writing. Philosophical and poetic with a charm of sarcasm adds to my approach. Dance, cinema and music make to my list of hobbies. Explore and express are the key elements of my life.

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